Eran Stern shows how to use Transfusion as one of the tools to create an automated Rotoscope look in After Effects.

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Turn your video footage into a work of art. Learn the basics of rotoscoping to build creative effects and to isolate video elements for compositing or VFX.

Transform video into natural art—from pencil sketches to Van Gogh paintings, claymation to chalkboard drawings, watercolors to graffiti, and ink blots, Legos, comic books, pastels, and much more. You can also find out how to use the same foundational techniques to isolate elements for compositing and visual effects work, and create simple character animations. Plus, explore the different software for rotoscoping, from Photoshop and After Effects to professional applications such as Mocha Ae.

Learning Objectives:

Rotoscoping with Photoshop
Applying Photoshop actions
Rotoscoping with After Effects
Using AE Auto Trace for quick rotoscoping
Using third-party effects such as Transfusion
Generating an animated character from video with Characterizer
Keying effects
Creating and refining mattes
Tracking masks
Using professional roto tools, like Mocha Ae


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